NEXT YEAR IS HERE!

Looks like we made it!. (a nod to Barry Manilow).

Atlanta @ Washington

Opening day is still playing in Washington DC at brand new Nationals Park, where Nick Johnson first doubled-in the very first run, then scored the second himself, “with a back door slide” home in the first inning, without a pause to think about IT — IT being the reason the rest of us were cringing as we listened,  the femur we heard him snap last year. 

First hit:  Christian Guzman

First run:  Nick Johnson doubled-in Christian Guzman

First HR  Chipper Jones (Atlanta)

First Walkoff HR  Ryan Zimmerman, bottom of the 9th! 

Notable  Tim Hudson (Atlanta) retired 19 batters in a row (after a wobbly 1st inning)

 

UPDATE: 1st CURLY W in Nationals Park

Nationals 3    Braves 2 

Charley Sloes called ’em:

 “Bang Zoom He’s done it again!  The Zman on opening night at Nationals Park in the bottom of the !”    

“We said it at the start folks.  Remember where you are folks,  so you remember where you were, when the Zman.ended opening night in Nationals Park history with his 4 walk off home run…in as dramatic a fashion as you could ask for….”

 

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